Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers and welcome to Week 11. I am Matt Dean (@MattDeanQBList) and I am here to help you recover from Week 10 with your priority adds from the waiver wire this week.
We are almost through bye week hell, but there are still a few to worry about with significant fantasy contributors on bye. We are missing the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Saquon Barkley, Aaron Jones, Davante Adams, Russel Wilson, Chirs Carson, Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, and Derrick Henry just to name a few. I am here to help you figure out some players to stand in the gap as we are firmly in the playoff push.
With all that said, let’s hop right into the priority adds for Week 11.
Bye Week: Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans
The ownership percentage is based on Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.
QB – Nick Foles, Jacksonville Jaguars (19% Owned)
Well, that was fun while it lasted. Minshew Magic, led by mustached wonder boy Gardner Minshew, ended as quickly as it began. With Nick Foles scheduled to return this week from a clavicle injury in Week One, Minshew is headed back to the bench. This paves the way for Foles to have a holiday feast on the porous defenses that stand in his way down the stretch. He gets Indianapolis this week, which isn’t a cupcake, but down the stretch he gets to play Oakland, Atlanta, and Tampa Bay. That is tasty. Scoop him up if you’ve been starting someone like Baker Mayfield (yuck) all year and hope that he can carry you to Titletown.
FAAB Budget: 10%
RB – Brian Hill, Atlanta Falcons (2% Owned)
To Brian Hill’s fortune, Devonta Freeman went down in Week 10 with a foot sprain of all things, and with Ito Smith already on IR with a neck issue, Hill handled 21 touches for 71 yards and a touchdown. Not too bad, especially against the Saints defense who is stout on the ground. Now with a likelihood of being the starter for at least a week, and possibly beyond, Hill will be the featured back for the foreseeable future. He will require a pretty aggressive bet, as it is hard to find a potential bell-cow this late in the season, so be prepared to pony up or you won’t get him.
FAAB Budget – 40%
RB – Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins (37% Owned)
FINALLY, Derrius Guice will make his return! Wait…haven’t we said that before? Insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result, which feels like what is happening with Guice. Once a highly-touted recruit, following in the LSU footsteps of Leonard Fournette, we still haven’t gotten to see him let loose. While it may not happen this year with Adrian Peterson showing signs of life still, there is a chance that he still gets a decent 12-15 touches per game. Not someone I wouldn’t blow the budget on, but he could be a bye week filler as he gets phased back into the offense.
FAAB Budget: 10%
WR – Darius Slayton, New York Giants (10% Owned)
Coming off a MASSIVE 10/121/2 line, Darius Slayton is set to have a big game on Madden, as he will be at home on the couch during the Giants bye week. No matter, this guy is a rest of season add as a hot target for Daniel Jones. Only going under double digits in 3 games since starting in Week 3, Slayton has turned into a stud, albeit with a few hiccups. Pick him up as a flex come playoff time when he has a TASTY playoff schedule: Philly, Miami, and Washington.
FAAB Budget: 15%
WR – Randall Cobb, Dallas Cowboys (10% Owned)
Coming off his best game of the season, Randall Cobb hung 6/106/1 on the Vikings. While Cobb doesn’t offer the upside for the rest of the season like Slayton, but he does offer one-week upside as a flex fill in. He now takes on the 24th ranked pass defense in the Detroit Lions and can be a stop-gap for someone like Davante Adams or something. Don’t spend a ton, as there are a few “Randall Cobb’s” out there, like Cole Beasley, but do put a bid in that is aggressive enough if you need his services.
FAAB Budget: 10%
Thanks for reading, and give me a shout in the comments or on Twitter (@MattDeanQBList) if you need extra help!
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